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Style Guide: 9 Red Pieces To Wear For Chinese New Year

It’s official, Chinese New Year is just around the corner. 2021 marks the start of the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac and the festival falls on February 12. Like any event in the social calendar, there’s always a good reason to think about what to wear for Chinese New Year

To win the favor of good fortune, it won’t hurt to celebrate the awaited fête clad in lucky red pieces. The Chinese believe that the color red attracts a successful year ahead and at the same time scares away bad spirits. 

Good for you, a big selection of fashion brands have unveiled the best clothing, footwear, and accessory picks to celebrate the occasion. So get ready to infuse yourself with luck because we have the most stylish red pieces to ring in the Chinese New Year on a good start. Shop your heart out! 

Ruched Floral Dress From Mango 

Ruched Floral Dress From Mango
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Flaunt your body’s frame and curves in this Ruched Floral Dress from Mango. We love its puffed short sleeveless and floral-adorned details that remind us of delicate plum blossoms, also known as China’s national flower. It’s perfect for channeling your ancestors’ ancient artworks this Chinese New Year. 

Accentuate your features with drop earrings, strappy heels, and a small shoulder bag. You can also throw on a loose blazer that’s demure for the family dinner and loose enough for eating to your heart’s content.  

Cropped Linen-blend Trousers From Mango 

Cropped Linen-blend Trousers From Mango
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Jump into a pair of scarlet Cropped Linen-blend Trousers for bold meets business. It is a perfect co-ord match with red blazers. The straight cut high waist and the cropped fit flatters your body shape without being too skin tight. 

Plain Fleece-Lined Crew Neck Sweatshirt From Giordano

Plain Fleece-Lined Crew Neck Sweatshirt From Giordano
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Keep it cozy this Chinese New Year (and hide your tikoy and dumpling-filled tummy) with this loose and soft cotton sweatshirt from Giordano. It is designed with a ribbed o-neck, cuffs, and hems for the ultimate comfort. Tuck it in with a pencil skirt for an instant glamour feel. 

Women’s Champion Original From Keds

Women's Champion Original From Keds
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For the sneaker loyalists who would style classic kicks to any occasion, this pair of Women’s Champion Original from Keds is perfect for your Chinese New Year celebration. It’s the same iconic design loved by influential women like Audrey Hepburn and Yoko Ono. 

For a good reason, the minimalist design goes well with every style and is designed for all-day comfort. Wear it with jeans, skirts, and even flowy dresses for a casual touch.  

Embroidered Striped Top From Folded & Hung

Embroidered tops usually give off a bold and eye-catching style. But, this one from Folded & Hung comes with an added oomph thanks to the vibrant red stripes and semi-turtle neck detail it’s decked out in.

Artwork Over and Over Tote
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Accessorize it with the Artwork Over and Over Tote because it is a canvas bag with matching silk printed hearts too! 

Sleeveless Vertical Stripes Fit & Flare Dress From Forme 

Sleeveless Vertical Stripes Fit & Flare Dress From Forme
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We’re obsessed with the silhouette of this red-dominated fit and flare dress from Forme. The woven and rayon material keeps the clothing piece looking soft and feminine despite the loud shade. Plus, we especially love the dress’s low hemline that is perfect for showing off your long legs. Slip into a pair of heels for an elegant dress up this Chinese New Year! 

Single Strap Heeled Sandals From Primadonna 

Single Strap Heeled Sandals From Primadonna
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If you have already had an outfit in mind for this year’s festivities, you can still make an infusion of good fortune on your ensemble by adding a touch of red with Single Strap Heeled Sandals from Primadonna. With a 5 inch pointed stiletto heel, slim ankle strap, and open-toe, it is definitely a head-turning pop of red for any monochrome clothing piece. 

Mini Creativity Amour Pouch From Kipling 

Mini Creativity Amour Pouch From Kipling
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Make a statement out of your purse with Kipling’s Mini Creativity Amour Pouch. With a keychain slot and brand embossed details with the words Amour — it’s a piece you can bring along for luck this Chinese New Year straight through February 14. 

Premium Threads Halter Dress From Oxygen

Premium Threads Halter Dress From Oxygen
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No need to try too hard when you slip into this rust-colored dress from Oxygen. Whether you’re dressing up or down for the party, this piece can simply be accessorized to save you from having to put an entire outfit together. 

Key Takeaway

Don’t get caught wondering what to wear for Chinese New Year, you can recreate these ten looks that are guaranteed to be a head-turner and a good luck magnet.  

At SM Shopmag, we’ve got #AllYouNeed for the most fashionable ensembles. Click here to check out our other fashion articles and be inspired to dress in slaying outfits today! 

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